Piaget, Jean


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Piaget, Jean

A Swiss psychologist (1896–1980) known for his work on the mental development of children.

Piaget, Jean

(pē-ă-zhā′)
Swiss philosopher and psychologist, 1896–1980, whose work provided understanding of how children's thinking differs from adults' and of how children learn. Concerning education, he explained, “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”
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Piaget, Jean, (1967), << La conscience >>, in L'aventure humaine : encyclopedie des sciences de l'homme, volume 5, Geneve : Kister ; Paris : La Grange Bateliere, pp.
Piaget, Jean, (1970), L'epistemologie genetique, Paris : PUF, Que sais je ?
Piaget, Jean, (1971), << Inconscient affectif et inconscient cognitif >>, in Problemes de psychologie genetique, Paris : Denoel, 1972 (initialement in Raison presente, no 19, Paris : Editions rationalistes, 1971).